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Presentation of the Ryder Cup 2023

The Ryder Cup is the most prestigious international golf competition, taking place every two years between Europe and the United States of America. The next edition will be hosted in Italy for the first time, at the Marco Simone Golf Club in Rome (25 September – 1st October 2023).

To introduce the 2023 Ryder Cup to the Vietnamese media and professional public, the Embassy of Italy will host a presentation on Friday, 17 March at 5PM at Casa Italia (18 Le Phung Hieu, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi).

The presentation will focus on Italy as a golf destination and Rome as a platform for hosting major international events ahead of its candidacy for World Expo 2030, whose title is: “People and territories: regeneration, inclusion and innovation” (www.romeexpo2030.com).

The event will host representatives from tourism and sport institutions of both countries, golf tour operators, golf associations, travel agencies and media. They will discuss the challenges and opportunities of hosting major sport events, the growing popularity of the golf movement in Italy and Vietnam and the potential of both countries as golf destinations in the international scene.

Speakers will include the Ambassador of Italy to Vietnam, Mr. Antonio Alessandro; Mr. Dang Ha Viet, Chairman of Vietnam Sport Administration; Mr. Nguyen Van Nam, former Ambassador of Vietnam to Italy and representative of Golfriends; Ms. Maria Elena Rossi, Global Marketing and Promotion Director of the Italian National Tourist Board (ENIT); Mr Bui Duc Long, Chairman of VGS Group; Mr. Riccardo Tirotti, Business Development Director of Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, representing the Organizing Committee for Ryder Cup 2023; Mr. Pham Thanh Tri, Vice Chairman of the Viet Nam Tourism Golf Association.

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In the framework of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Italy and Viet Nam,VGS (Vietnam Golf Service) will organize a Vietnam-Italy Golf Tournament in partnership with the Embassy and WLS (We Love Sport). The competition will take place on March 20, 2023 at Long Bien Golf Club. One hundred golfers from both countries are expected to participate.

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For more information, please contact Ms. Nguyen Quynh Lien: culturale.hanoi@esteri.it / Tel. +84 24 38256256.